Corporate vice president Phil Harrison says the system is an integral part of the console.
"Absolutely no plans at all," Harrison noted when asked if a cheaper non-Kinect bundled model would be available. "We think Kinect is an integral part of our platform. All of the magical experiences that you get, both as a games-player and also the way you navigate the system are made even more amazing because of Kinect."
Because it comes bundled with Kinect, Harrison says developers can design projects for the "widest possible install base."
"Xbox One is Kinect," Harrison concluded. "They are not separate systems. An Xbox One has chips, it has memory, it has Blu-ray, it has Kinect, it has a controller. These are all part of the platform ecosystem."
The Xbox One will launch in early November for $499/€499.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 29 Aug 2013 18:42